The outgoing President of the European Council Donald Tusk told Telma TV that he did all in his power to secure the opening of accession talks with Macedonia, but the push will likely fail.

I’m not sure, Tusk said when asked if an agreement is still possible. “It’s very difficult to find a solution which would be satisfying for all member states. I did everything to support “North” Macedonia and Albania but we still have some member states skeptical when it comes to opening accession talks”, Tusk added.

Tusk met with President Macron days before the European Council, and announced that he will be discussing enlargement. Macron yesterday announced that he opposes further moves toward enlargement before significant internal reforms to the EU are made.